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UPDATE The 'final' TV rating for the Genesys 300 at Texas Saturday night on NBC was a 0.80 with 1.249 million people tuned in.
06/07/20 Saturday's 2020 series Genesys 300 shown on NBC was IndyCar's first network broadcast in primetime in seven years, and averaged 1.285 million viewers overnight, which aired from 8-10 p.m ET.
Unsurprisingly, Indianapolis led all markets with a 4.36 household rating — meaning 4.36% of homes with TVs on during the broadcast were tuned into the race.
On a national scale (and excluding Indy 500s), it was the most-watched NBC-broadcast IndyCar race ever, surpassing last year's race at Road America (1.110 million viewers), and it became the series' most-watched race since the 2016 Dual at Detroit Race 2 (1.397 million on ABC).
It should have been higher since it was prime time and all other sports are out of action. The final ratings will be out Tuesday.